Russian tanker collided with Turkish fishing vessel, 3 missing

Product tanker GLARD-2 collided with Turkish fishing vessel DURSUN ALI COSKUN at 0335 UTC Jan 10 while approaching anchorage north of Kilyos, Istanbul, Black sea, en route from Rostov Russia to Izmir Turkey. Fishing vessel sank, of 6 crew 3 were rescued, 3 went missing, SAR under way.
Product tanker GLARD-2, IMO 9687980, dwt 6407, built 2013, flag Russia, manager SAMARATRANSSHIPPING LLC.



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.